The Beginning...

First off, thanks for stopping by! I hope you can find some useful information here. There's over 200 articles on sports science, sports psychology, fitness research and the science of coaching from the last 3 years. Its kind of an unusual mix of stuff, but it is a collection of topics that all revolve around the mental side of sports.

For many years, I have had an interest in cognitive science and sports science. More specifically, how do we learn to perform all of the individual motor skills necessary to compete in any type of sports? Why do some athletes outperform others? Why can't all basketball players make 95% of their free throws?  Why do athletes make "mental errors" or "poor decisions" during a game or competition?

Finding answers to these questions is the fun part for me and I'm happy to share what I learn with you.

I hope that Sports Are 80 Percent Mental becomes the community hub for coaches, scientists, parents and athletes of all ages.

Also, I report on cognitive science and sports performance research for Axon Sports.  Please visit them to learn more about how athletes can Train Above The Neck.

If you have questions or topics for me, please just let me know and I'll be happy to add them to my future stories.

For any scientists or authors, if you have an article or book that you would like to get in front of our readers, just drop me a message.  I'd be happy to help.

Again, I really appreciate your time here and hope it's worthwhile!

Dan Peterson
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